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. >> richard gowen, you've indicated that you think u.s. power is in decline. >> i agree with a lot of what david just said, and i think two or three years ago before the financial crisis, i would have agreed 100%, but not anymore. i think the financial crisis has massively shaken global faith in the u.s. as a leader. that's compounded a lot of the ill feeling left over from iraq. and frankly, we're seeing trade flows, we're seeing investment flows that are empowering countries like china, like india, like brazil, ultimately at the expense of the u.s. and yes, the u.s. is still power number one, but it is sliding and it is going to continue to lose power, and as david said, find it harder to get its own way. >> a former american secretary of state, madeleine albright once described the united states as an indispensable nation. she called it the indispensable nation. richard, is it still indispensable? >> on many issues, yes. but if you're the chinese leadership, you want to dispense with the u.s. in the pacific, for example. even if you're, um, the brazilian leadership, which is much more p
. the farcical view is unfortunately pandemic in both parties. much of the u.s. and western media and perhaps most damaging than much of the academy, especially in our most prestigious universities. it is in my judgment as he was almost entirely with us instantiation. if he continues to washington's working assumption, and america will slowly but surely be defeated to the loss of prestige, financial saw the need and domestic clinical cohesion. we will lose not because any of these threats are stronger than we are. that certainly is not the case. america's myopic governing elite and its media acolytes have taken enemies who are military capability at most the puny five-foot tall, even in check but it sandals and made them into 10-foot tall and still current human. the three threats i'm going to speak about are those posed by iran, saudi arabia and it's outlays. taking these threats come each base in the persian gulf, let us first look at the smallest least threatening that, that which comes from iran. since the korean embassy was used in 1979 and humiliated for more than 400 days, the islamic
2007. to note the growing number of u.s., young you as canadian, australian, and british muslims going abroad to fight and trained under al-qaeda banner in somalia, yemen, and afghanistan and also to note that the very successful recruitment of talented u.s. citizen muslims to run media operations targeting muslim communities in the english-speaking world. .. indolent once the be even with these differences, with her, facilities overseas missionary activities or in the indispensable aid to al qaeda's organizational, military and media activities. threat expatriate saudi preachers, islamic ngos and direct funding for local muslim organizations, the saudis have created muslim communities in most areas of the world that are alienated and even -- alienated from and even hateful towards the west. and so these communities are contingent environments for hosting al qaeda presence. in the balkans in india and bangladesh, in the north caucasus in south asia, and north america and europe and in sub-saharan africa these preachers, ngos and doses of saudi cash have for decades prepared the ground
?" [instrumental music] >> welcome to great decisions, where americans make tough choices on u.s. foreign policy. i'm ralph begleiter. this week we ask, "should americans care about the caucasus?" to help us answer this question, we'll be joined by great decisions participants in philadelphia, and our experts: david kramer, a senior fellow at the german marshall fund, and charles king, a professor of international rations at georgetown university. thanks for joining us on this program. let's get started. david, you've told us that you think americans should care more about the caucasus. why do you think that? >> i think for several reasons, one is the neighborhood in which they're located. they border russia, they border iran, they're close to turkey and they're in a tough neighborhood. so, for that reason alone, i think they're important countries. they're important in the case of economics and energy. azerbaijan holds a lot of energy reserves, that's very important and an important pipeline runs through the region. they're important for security reasons in dealing with counter-terrorism and also
be inspired by al qaeda. an american man has pleaded guilty to plotting attacks in the u.s.. he is charged with conspiring to provide support to terrorists and to murder, kidnapping, maine, and injured people. several others have been charged with involvement in terrorist activities. earlier, our correspondent explained how the u.s. authorities feel that the latest cases suggest that the threat to security is developing. >> the americans, they are showing that this is more evidence of the kind of threat that they face here. what we heard today from the homeland security secretary was that of the threat is much more within the borders of the u.s. and that is why the terror threat is at levels almost as high since 9/11. she said that they're concerned about the threats coming from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. that group is believed to be led by an american born cleric. part because of the focus on osama bin laden and those associated with him were believed to be in the trouble areas of pakistan. it is believed that those other groups are allowed to rise to the forefront. there's the th
markets following the extra money boosting measures by the u.s. central bank last november. the chinese office says illegal hot money inflows behind the country's economy overheating and seen in higher real estate and goods prices. the office says there are cases where money that's more than the actual value of chinese exports was sent from abroad. also some illegal money comes in as fake investments. >>> the eu given the ahead to a free trade agreement with south korea. on thursday, the european parliament approved the deal with majority support. the court will take effect in july this year. the eu and south korea had signed the agreement back in october 2010. the trade deal calls for the gradual elimination of five years of almost all tariffs on industrial and farm products between the eu and south korea. the current tariffs up to 14% on electrical appliances reduced to zero. products include autos and televisions. the approval will make south korean products more competitive. this is raising concerns among japanese companies that they may fall behind south korean firms in the europea
for u.s. as the protests spread across the middle east. not just bahrain. >> reporter: thank you, diane. what seems like a direct conflict between american ideals. >> the secretary of state made clear that the u.s. alliance with that regime is solid. >> bahrain is a friend and an ally and has been for many years. >> reporter: bahrain is home to more than 4,000 u.s. military personnel at the only u.s. naval base in the region. and the u.s. navy's fifth fleet. >> we have advised all our sailors to avoid the sites where the protests are occurring. >> reporter: for decades those sailors have been there to protect u.s. interests. including access through te straight strait of hormuz. 19% of daily oil imports to the u.s. come from the middle east. across the middle east, the administration says, the u.s. government relies upon intelligence and military assistance from arab regimes currently under pressure. yemen is led by a regime that allows the u.s. to target al qaeda within its borders. in jordan, where tensions are also simmering, their intelligence helped track the former leader of al qa
pnc. for the achiever in us all. >> couric: tonight, the drug wars hit home as u.s. agents are the targets of a deadly ambush in mexico and the hunt is on for the hit men. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a cbs news exclusive-- what are believed to be pictures of hosni mubarak fleeing cairo after he was forced from the presidency of egypt. american fishermen say they're being strangled by a net of regulations from a federal agency. >> no one took a career that i enjoyed and put me out of business. >> couric: after the tragedy in tucson, children find hope through the lens of a camera. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the united states is fighting wars in iraq and afghanistan, and a third we tonight hear as much about right next door in mexico. the war against the drug cartels. two americans fighting that war have just become the latest casualties. two immigration and customs enforcement agents were ambushed and shot yesterday in a town in northern mex
low- income immigrants adjust to life in the u.s. new life after amnesty, a lot of people were not able to immigrate because of a lack of money. still to this point, i see a lot of immigrants who want to get their work permits. i ask them how long they have been here. sometimes they have been here since the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's. a lot of them are elderly who are ready to retire. i had 165-year-old man who is alone, no family -- a 65-year- old man who is alone, no family here, but he does not have any papers to get that social security that he has contributed to for 30 years. he will be homeless after working for many years. i faced this situation with my clients a lot. i help low income people. sometimes it is very difficult. sometimes i think about how small the world is a and i see how immigration laws are changing. immigration rates started about 40 years ago and i started to see my client to come to me. my husband has been here 10 years and all of a sudden, his employer is asking for a work permit. we have two children. we just bought a home. what are we going to do? i co
came to the u.s. without a passport, without citizenship, so we did not belong to any country. so there is a special meaning. i think all generations and all people from all countries are proud to be americans. but i think it is a special feeling for cubans because had this country not open its doors, we would be back in a communist regime that did not really want us their. >> or their two waves around 1960 or 1961? >> 1960 was probably the first big wave. 1959 was the political leaders. in 1961, 1962, the peter pan wave was children who could not leave with their parents. so they came to the u.s. and u.s. foster homes. as i recall -- the way i describe the u.s. back to people back then was welcoming. i felt like people wanted me to succeed. maybe they knew what was going on in cuba, but i think it is always been part of what immigrants perceive. >> in the 1980's, it was people coming on very fragile boats. >> 1980 was a very different situation. it started out with a demonstration in the peruvian and deceased. -- the peruvian embassies. 250,000 were fleeing political oppression.
states once considered relocating all of its military facilities from okinawa to the u.s. territory of guam in the 1960s. the secret documents were written in april 1967 and quotes former u.s. ambassador to japan edmond reischauer who had quit the post one year earlier. the document says he informed the officials that a complete relocation was theoretically possible at a cost of $3 billion to $4 billion. the cable was declassified on friday and was sent by the japanese embassy in washington to the foreign ministry. the cable also quotes reischauer saying the u.s. congress felt japan was taking advantage of the security provided by the u.s. free of charge and was not making serious efforts attack -- tackling defense issues of its own. japan and the u.s. at the time were in negotiations that led to the 1972 reverging of okinawa. analysts say the u.s. was considering pressuring japan to assume a greater role in national security by suggesting that it would withdrawal its armed forces from okinawa. >>> still on okinawa, japanese defense minister says his government has set no deadline f
ambushed and shot yesterday in a town in northern mexico, one of them died. and now the u.s. is sending more agents south of the border to help their mexican counter-parts as they hunt for the attackers. homeland security security correspondent bob orr is following the investigation. >> reporter: u.s. and mexican officials believe the two ice agents were ambushed by as many as 10 gunmen connected to one of mexico's violent drug cartels. sources tell cbs news the thugs particularly targeted the black chevy suburban, belonging to the u.s. embassy and baring diplomat plates but it's unclear if the outlaws knew there were two u.s. agents inside. ice agent jaime zapata, and his partner, victor avila, were traveling on this four-lane divided highway heading for mexico city when the ambush unfolded. this is the way sources say it played out. two cars had been following the agents' s.u.v. for some time when one of the cars suddenly swerved around the s.u.v. and forced it to a stop. the trailing car boxed the agents in a trap. gunmen from the cars surrounded the s.u.v. sources say had the ice ag
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crisis in libya pushed crude prices here in the u.s. close to the $100 a barrel level, and all the major stock averages tumbled. >> tom: susie, some oil traders are concerned a civil war in libya could stop oil flowing there. that country is responsible for 3% of the world's oil supply. in new york trading, expiring march crude futures surged $7.37 to $93.57. that's the highest close in two and a half years. the reaction on wall street-- the dow tumbled 178 points, the nasdaq lost 77.5, the s&p 500 was off 27.5 points. >> susie: and american consumers are already feeling pain at the pump. at this manhattan gas station, prices are closing in on $4 a gallon. while libya is thousands of miles away from 51st and 11th avenue, political unrest there and in the middle east is affecting american consumers. oil trader ira ecksteen says the concern is that turmoil in big oil-producing nations like libya could disrupt daily supply. >> libya is the number eight largest, in terms of opec countries, and taking 1.6 million barrels off the market, and having it done in a hurry-- it's going to be a while
the u.s. to make some tough choices. >>> a first look inside the rehab facility where congresswoman giffords is working hard to get her life back. >>> outbreak, something is slowly killing off some of florida's greatest treasures, and incredibly it's related to the economic crash. >>> and high note. we know jill scott is a grammy award-winning singer, but wait, there's more to her story. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we've been covering our lead story tonight, steadily watching it grow and what started in cairo, the uprising, we saw before our very own eyes has now spread to libya, among other places, where it is shocking to see a depiction of moammar gadhafi on fire, but there it is. pictures from social media making their way from the internet to us and then around the world. this chain of nations where a lot of rulers fear they may be next also makes it tough for the u.s. in knowing how to respond and when. again tonight we go to cairo. we begin with our chief foreign affairs correspondent, richard engel. richard, good
and to murder, kidnapping, and maine people. -- and mame people. andrew no. explains how the u.s. suggest that the threat is developing. >> the americans are showing that this is more evidence of the kind of threat that they face here. what we heard today from the homeland security secretary, janet napolitano, was that the threat is much more within the borders of the u.s.. that is why the terror threat is at levels almost as high since 9/11. she said, also, that they are particularly concerned about the threats that are coming from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. that group is believed to be led war is one of the key figures with an american-born cleric. partly because of the focus on osama bin laden and those associated with him who believed to be in the tribal areas of pakistan, they believe the americans -- the americans believe that that has allowed these other groups to rise to the forefront. it is a combination of threats inside u.s. borders, they are saying, and also those outside. but the irony here is that, before he was elected, president obama was suggesting that it was the
, the u.s. vetoes a un resolution condemning israeli settlement building in the occupied palestinian territory. new claims britain's intelligence service failed to share crucial information in the run-up to the london bombings. >> the death toll in libya between clashes about government and protesters appears to be rising. reports suggest 46 people have been killed over the past three days. the human rights group amnesty international says it has been told by sources the city's -- many victims had bullet wounds to the head and chest. there are also reports many people have been continuing their anti-government protests. authorities issued a warning to protesters would meet a violent response. >> scenes of an unsanctioned protest in libya today. images circulating on the internet by passing the government's media clampdown. another telling -- protesters get ready to topple a mockup of the colonel's little green book, the once volume containing his thought. the crowd cheers as it tumbles. they paint an image of a regime not immune from the ferment sweeping across the region. down with
. >> jack, we talked about possible prosecution, but what are the things that the u.s. government is thinking about? they had been warning that this may happen, that this cash of data would be coming for some time. >> there has been, especially since the more logs had been published last summer. it is a problem inside the government because the 9/11 commission report criticized the government for not sharing information enough inside the government, and that was a reason why they say it happened. we cannot connect the dots. so the government is in this exercise of sharing information more widely, but that has the result of more people seeing it, access to it, and able to leak out. so the u.s. is trying to beef up its security to find the right kind of trade-off between sharing information inside the government, worried about excessive sharing that may lead to leaking. >> who we have a roving microphone is in the audience. if you have a question, please hold your hand up. the rule is transparency here. if you could say who you are and where you are from. and please try to frame it
. >> here is a look at what is making news as we head into a new week on wall street. u.s. employment rose far less than expected in the month of january, but the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level since april of 2009. the department of labor says the u.s. economy created just 36,000 new jobs last month. that was way below the estimates of 145,000. the government said severe weather may have played a role in the weaker than expected number. but the unemployment rate is now at 9%, the lowest in nearly two years, because there were fewer people in the workforce. jobs were top of mind for federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. in a rare appearance before reporters at the national press club, mr. bernanke gave a more upbeat assessment of the economy than he has in recent months, but he also said that the economy is still in a deep hole, and that it will take several years for employment to return to normalized levels. the markets smashing through some major milestones this week. on tuesday, the dow finishing above 12,000. the s&p 500 above 1300, for the first time in two years. the mar
, blocking the line of sight. allowing those who are fighting to escape. in terms of the u.s. response to this situation, the u.s. state department is telling u.s. citizens who wish to depart egypt to report to the airport immediately. a state department saying, quote, further delay is not advisable. u.s. citizens are not yet being required to evacuate egypt, but the state department is fairly dramatically escalating the tone of its instructions to american citizens that they should get out. what you are looking at is a live shot of to rear square. and supporters of egypt could be current president. four protesters have been killed tonight. anti-government protesters are saying at least three people are dead. again, those claims are unconfirmed and are being reported by the associated press. they are not confirmed by nbc. live from cairo is brian williams. also richard angle. they are looking over this scene that you are seen right here live. richard, how is the situation here? how has this evolves? >> very rapidly and it appears now to be somewhat over. what we saw together was the, i
. so one of the problems here is was that a u.s. van driving through demonstrators? the united states embassy says it's investigating but that several of its vans were stolen and that it knows that it was not a u.s. embassy employee on that drive. some wore ne the region it could be used to stoke anti-american sentiment. but this is their main event here. the big question will the army continue to keep the pro mubarak demonstrators out and allow the pro democracy, anti-government demonstrate ares to carry on throughout the weekend and into next week if this stalemate continues? >>> more street protests and n behind the scenes negotiating in egypt. day 12 of the anti-government protests there. officially 11 people are dead including an egyptian journalist. more than 5,000 people are hurt. at one point demonstrators formed a human chain to keep out army tanks and supporters of president hosni mubarak. it ended peacefully. >>> opposition leader mohammed elbaradei has been with the protesters today. his national association for change movement tells cnn he will speak to the crowd. we do
of the u.s. response to this situation, the u.s. state department is telling u.s. citizens who wish to depart egypt to report to the airport immediately. a state department saying, quote, further delay is not advisable. u.s. citizens are not yet being required to evacuate egypt, but the state department is fairly dramatically escalating the tone of its instructions to american citizens that they should get out. what you are looking at is a live shot of to rear square. and supporters of egypt could be current president. four protesters have been killed tonight. anti-government protesters are saying at least three people are dead. again, those claims are unconfirmed and are being reported by the associated press. they are not confirmed by nbc. live from cairo is brian williams. also richard angle. they are looking over this scene that you are seen right here live. richard, how is the situation here? how has this evolves? >> very rapidly and it appears now to be somewhat over. what we saw together was the, if you could call it, a climax of the day's events. the protesters who were here
on the presidential palace. demonstrators and police have already begun to gather. the u.s. is reportedly in talks with top egyptian officials about the possibility of mubarak stepping down immediately. he'd be replaced by a military-backed interim government. in a broadcast interview mubarak says he wants to resign but that egypt would sink into crisis. ines ferre is in washington with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. as protesters gather in cairo, washington is stepping up the pressure for egypt to resolve the crisis. this is the day protesters want president hosni mubarak gone for good. they've declared it the day of departure and plan to march to his polls aby masses demanding his immediate resignation. mubarak says he wants to quit but fears that would bring even more chaos to the country. for a second straight day thursday, opponents and supporters of the regime squared off. egyptian troops created a buffer zone between the two sides. but it didn't last long. even for doctors treating the wounded, the mission is personal. >> i will not leave this place unt
the pride and egypt and other arab nations. >> the deputy leader expressed hostility to the u.s. government for supporting israel and said egypt doesn't need american economic aid. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has repeatedly voiced concerns over the possibility of an anti-israel administration taking power after a power shift. >>> the u.s. government is urging the egyptian army not to use force following wednesday's classes against protestors and supporters of president mubarak. >> the president's administration strongly condemn the outrageous and deplorable violence taking place on the streets of cairo. if any of the violence is instigated by the government, it should stop immediately. >> gibbs said u.s. defense secretary robert gates, the chairman of the joint chief of staff mike mullin and other u.s. military officials at all levels are kag their egyptian counterparts. the egyptian army moves are being closely watched amid the deepening confrontation between mubarak supporters and opponents. the u.s. government has close ties with the egyptian military and provides more tha
if there is a sudden eruption. >>> the u.s. government says a ten-month investigation has concluded that no electronic control problems caused unwanted acceleration in toyota vehicles. >> there is no electronic-based cause for unintended, high-speed acceleration in toyotas. >> transportation secretary ray lahood released the results of the investigation on tuesday. the department says the only causes of so-called runaway vehicles manufactured by toyota motor were mechanical problems, not electronic. toyota has always said the unintended acceleration problems were caused by sticky gas pedals and loose floor mats. the u.s. space agency nasa helped find the cause of the problem by subjecting toyota's electronics systems to a variety of conditions. the results have helped lift skepticism about toyota's electronic throttle control system. the sudden acceleration problem led to massive recalls of toyota vehicles from 2009 to 2010 and a sharp drop in sales. toyota says it believes this rigorous scientific analysis by some of america's foremost engineers should reinforce confidence in toyota and lexus vehicle
. >>> looking at biz news, upbeat u.s. corporate earnings have lifted new york stocks to the highest closing level in over two and a half years. overnight the dow jones industrial average rose 61 points or half a percent to finish the session at 12,288. that's the highest closing level since june 2008. investors bought a wide range of stocks as the solid performance of major computer and farming equipment makers raised the outlook for america's economic recovery. better than expected housing starts in january added to the buying momentum. >>> u.s. housing starts in january jumped 14.6% from the previous month. that was the highest rate of increase since september last year. the u.s. commerce department said on wednesday that january starts rose sharply to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 596,000 units, just 540,000 units had been forecast, but the report says permits for future home construction dropped 10.4% in january from december last year. construction permits are an indicator of the outlook for the housing market. housing starts are a major factor in the u.s. economy but stable rec
, with help from the military. u.s. officials tell nbc news the egyptian military broke with mubarak after his speech last night. mubarak was expected to resign, but didn't. the 82-year-old president, in poor health, just couldn't bring himself to do it. mubarak thought the protests, which he blamed on foreign media and excitable young people, would go away. the military was furious. senior officers threatened to take off their uniforms and join the protesters. with the military and the people no longer with him, mubarak was finished. tonight the military command announced it had taken charge, but has no intention to stay in power. this council is not a replacement for the legitimacy of the people, said a military spokesman. then a poignant salute to the 300 egyptians who died in this revolt. the army called them martyrs for freedom. egyptians celebrated into the night. but while the military stepped in, it was these people who drove this largely peaceful and determined revolution. they would accept nothing less than mubarak's resignation, and tonight, after just 18 extraordinary days, they go
. the three others were killed by u.s. forces. in brazil, at nine police officers have been arrested of suspicion that they are part of a death squad, said to have killed least 40 people. high-ranking officers formed vigilante groups in the aim of killing criminals. president obama has expressed his condolences to the parent of american immigration customs agent shot dead in mexico on tuesday. government attacked at his car. a second agent was wounded. >> the roadside scene which signaled a new phase in mexico's drug wars. this summer pleaded car with two u.s. special agents. it was an ambush by gunmen, linked to the cartel. the special agent died after being shot five times. the second a it was shot twice in the leg. his condition is stable. he has been moved back to the united states. washington is done, but standing by its mexican ally. >> the government has stepped forward very courageously in recent years. they are with the united states help, taking aggressive action against the perpetrators of this kind of violence. clearly, this was a horrible act. we express our deepest symp
a burst of tear gas. protesters run away, covering their faces. the u.s. government said they should have been allowed to demonstrate in peace. mind your own business, says iran's government. >> it is clear that iran has enemies because it has ambitions. it wants to change relations between countries. there is a lot of animosity even against the government. the protesters will not achieve their goals. monday's demonstrations were the biggest protests against iran pose a government since 2009. reports from tehran said some members want to continue protesting. security forces are out to stop them. >> the u.s. has urged all sides to exercise restraint following anti-government protests by thousands of demonstrators. two people have been killed in clashes with police. in the capital, there is a focus of unrest. here is our security correspondent. >> in the tiny gulf kingdom of brain, protesters have come out in thousands. the demanding what they call absolute freedom. more power for elected mps. violence hovers in the wings. two people have now died. this was the funeral today. killed yesterd
really big but i think it's almost a foregone conclusion. >> richard, let me ask you about the u.s. state department's action. the u.s. embassy reading their statement advises u.s. citizens in egypt we plan to continue evacuation efforts thursday. we're assessing the need for flights after that. all remaining u.s. citizens who are able to depart should proceed to the airport as soon as possible. do not wait for a call from the u.s. embassy. further delay is not visible. is that what you would expect the u.s. tate department to be advising given the level of violence you are seeing or does this indicate that something else is ahead that is maybe even worse than what we've got? >> well, we are seeing mob justice and we were watching it live on this camera, crowds chasing down cars stopping cars, and ripping them out of them and beating them up or, well, from our vantage point for unclear reasons so if you're caught up in a mob and you are american and people in that protest don't feel that the united states has been with them enough, then i think it could -- there is the possibility that as
who are fighting to escape. in terms of the u.s. response to this situation, the u.s. state department is telling u.s. citizens who wish to depart egypt to report to the airport immediately. a state department saying, quote, further delay is not advisable. u.s. citizens are not yet being required to evacuate egypt, but the state department is fairly dramatically escalating the tone of its instructions to american citizens that they should get out. what you are looking at is a live shot of to rear square. and supporters of egypt could be current president. four protesters have been killed tonight. anti-government protesters are saying at least three people are dead. again, those claims are unconfirmed and are being reported by the associated press. they are not confirmed by nbc. live from cairo is brian williams. also richard angle. they are looking over this scene that you are seen right here live. richard, how is the situation here? how has this evolves? >> very rapidly and it appears now to be somewhat over. what we saw together was the, if you could call it, a climax of the day's ev
and around the globe. angry sentiment has the u.s. veto is a resolution condemning an israeli settlement building. they failed to share crucial information in the run-up to the london bombings. welcome once again. the death toll which libya appears to be rising. at least 46 people have been killed by security forces over the last three days. the human rights group amnesty international says that many victims have balloons to the head, chest, and neck. many people in the city of are continuing their anti-government protesters. they are warning against a violent and founder of response. >> images circulating on the internet. and other disturbing images. protesters get ready for the little green book. the crowd cheers. they paint a picture of a regime sweeping across the region. but how much pressure is he now under? he is the longest serving leader since he seized power over 40 years ago. can he still keeps his iron grip on the country? you might think he was more likely to survive than most leaders. he has powerful security forces, oil money, in he is good at reinventing himself. he is no
groups like was will continue to target u.s. personnel, and in our absence, the iraqi government and its institutions. while the iraqi security forces have a good capability to confront sunni and shia it extremist groups and provide for security, they will have gaps in their capabilities in 2012. iraq will not be able to defend its air sovereignty for some time. they will also require continued development on capabilities such as logistics and sustainment and intelligence as well as more complex training. the iraqi security forces will continue to develop the capabilities, which will require them to continue receiving modern equipment, conduct training on that equipment, and then conduct unit level training. u.s. forces and iraqi security forces have recently begun a collector training initiative, which requires entire battalions to go through an intensive training cycle. program provides the iraqi army with what is necessary for their units to operate and has been made possible by the much improved security environment. this training is a great step forward towards improving their profi
carolina militia units, should they want to attack the u.s. army, are going to have to cross a mile of water first. right now we are standing outside of the sally port or the entrance to fort sumter, and what we are standing on is the granite wharf. and this is where anderson's men would have landed on the night of december 26, 1860. >> for more than three months, anderson and his men peaceably held the fort. then on april 12th, the confederate general beauregard gave the command to open fire. >> this is one of the weapons the rebs would have used to bomb the fort. so this is a 10-inch mortar, which is a small cannon, it's usually used -- it has a high trajectories so it can be used to shoot over the walls of a fortification like fort sumter and this is the same type of model that would have fired the first shot of the civil war. so we're standing inside of a casemate here at fort sumter. a casemate is a gun room so it just would just have one gun inside of it as you can see here today we do have one gun inside of this casemate. this is a 42-pounder. it fired off a 42-pound cannon b
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